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Old 01-08-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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Brown water!!?....what from??

I have brown water coming out my tub faucet & cannot understand why it is so.

Been working on repairing a pressure balancer in the shower faucet, went to turn back on & now get brown water out just that faucet. any hints??


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My guess is there is steel/galvanized pipe somewhere in that line. Not unusual for the drop from the valve body to be steel, although it should not be, replace with brass or make up a copper pipe.


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Need an Answer with Plumbing issue due to cold weather

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You stirred up sediment in the pipe while you were working and also if the water was turned off for that branch, the inrush of water when you turn it back on can stir up sediment.

Let it run for several minutes and it should clear up.

OT: When the water company or city flushes the water mains or when the fire department fights a fire, sediment all through the water mains will be stirred up and not all of it gets flushed out the hydrant. People up and down the block can get brown water for an hour or so
The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit.
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